Cross-Cultural Inter-Spiritual Creative Connector
I loved my Grandpa.
Grandpa helped me feel loved in a home where I otherwise was shamed for being overweight, labeled “broigus” (sullen) and “underachiever,” and generally told I just wasn’t good enough no matter what I did.
That kind of messaging goes right to the heart. The wounds go deep. They can cause suffering for ourselves and everyone around us. They can keep us from fulfilling our true purpose and taking responsibility for our lives.
I’ve found that learning how to slow down, listen deeply, identify and heal from my unconscious beliefs was a critical step in my staying calm and non-judgmental no matter what is going on around me. I spent a great deal of my life peeling away layers of self-doubt and shame that caused me to keep looking outside of myself for answers.
Through my studies in social work counseling I’ve come to understand the power unconscious beliefs and patterns from our childhood, ancestry, or society have on the way we behave in the world. My spiritual practices have given me a taste of how we are interconnected and how healing ourselves contributes to repairing the world, “tikkun olam” in Hebrew – an important concept in Judaism.
The fact that we all have the capacity to recognize and strengthen our human capacity of accessing our inner wisdom, which I learned in my Masters in Transpersonal Psychology program, plays a key role for me. This trust in a force greater than myself helped me get through divorce and a tragic death in the family with more grace than I would have otherwise. Had I not trusted this intuitive part of myself, I would not have been able to say “yes” to spending 30 days in silence and created the Alphabet of Vibration.
What helps me the most to trust myself, look within for answers, and access my inner peace and creativity is The Dalian Method. I did everything I could think of – except perhaps hypnosis – to quiet my mind (my ego) which kept me small, thinking I was not enough. This is a profound but simple and scientifically designed method that works with the whole body, beyond the mind. With this self-healing method, I literally erased some of those old stories and fears I took on from my heritage and childhood experiences! I am no longer “triggered” by past events in such a way that I was able to move back “home” to New Jersey. I feel more happy, free, and productive than ever!
I enjoy helping people from different cultural and spiritual backgrounds find their own inner peace and come together beyond differences. As a member of The Art of Hosting community, I’ve learned the power of innovative “un-conference” ways of facilitating connection, conversation, and creativity that help people self-reflect, stand in their own leadership, and contribute to the collective intelligence of the group. With a decade of experience in this wonderful community, and the many benefits I’ve gained from using and facilitating The Dalian Method, I feel I am more prepared and able to joyfully contribute in these transformational times.
My greatest joy is to learn, grow and have fun with people from many backgrounds. I hope to meet you and look forward to discovering what we might explore together.
By becoming aware of and healing core beliefs that kept me stuck, I’ve been able to:
Access creativity I had suppressed and paint a colorful, inter-spiritual form of the Hebrew alphabet, The Alphabet of Vibration.
Have an international network of curious, talented, and innovative friends and colleagues
Become a facilitator of The Dalian Method, the miraculous healing methodology that helped me heal trauma I couldn’t get past no matter what I tried
Feel truly happy, living my soul’s purpose on a daily basis as much as possible
Do you want to permanently heal old wounds and contribute your best to our world?
Here are some ways we can work together.
Analesa Berg (M.S.W., M.A.T.S.) is a transformational leader, performer, Dalian Method facilitator and community catalyst. Her career began over 25 years ago in Japan, where she worked as a cross-cultural consultant with SONY, NEC and Ricoh executives as they navigated international moves. Analesa completed two master programs, one in social work and the other in spiritual psychology. Additional years in the human potential movement and participatory leadership through The Art of Hosting, she helped design and deliver leadership workshops for social change activists and peace-builders in Brazil, Denmark, Europe and USA.
Analesa is the founder and President Emeritus of International Friends Club of New Jersey and New York, a women’s organization that has, for over 23 years, supported and provided cultural exchange for international women from over 43 countries and 7 continents.
Analesa’s art series, The Alphabet of Vibration: Hebrew Letter Mandalas for a Peaceful World has been featured in many galleries and Jewish settings. She performs parts of her One-Woman Show, The 23rd Letter, in inspiring multi-media and musical keynotes. Analesa currently lives in New Jersey with a view of the Manhattan skyline. She enjoys theater, music, dancing, singing and spending joyful times with family, and friends, near and far.